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Ingredients: Metric Units
12 large strawberries
1/2 c. mascarpone cheese, softened
2 tsp. powdered sugar
3 oz. semisweet chocolate
1/2 tsp. Kahlua coffee-flavored liqueur
Slice off the bottom tip of the strawberry (let the leaves stay).
Using a vegetable peeler, hollow out the center. (See why they need to be large strawberries?) Set aside on a baking tray lined with parchment or waxed paper.
In a small bowl, sift sugar over mascarpone cheese. It may seem odd to sift such a small amount, but it helps keep it from clumping. Stir until evenly combined. Place the cheese mixture into a plastic sandwich bag. Snip the corner off and pipe the cheese mixture into the hollowed out strawberries.
Place the chocolate in a small bowl and microwave for 30-second intervals. Stir after each interval until the chocolate is melted, smooth, and glossy. Stir in Kahlua.
Dip the filled strawberries in the melted chocolate mixture, letting any excess drip off. Return to lined baking sheet. Let stand until set. Refrigerate.
Share and enjoy!

Adapted from The Wine Club

On Mascarpone...
You can find mascarpone cheese in your grocery store with the fancy cheeses. It can be a little pricey. It's the central indulgence in tiramisu.
If you get "sticker shock" try:
Cream Cheese: Whip the daylights out of it to achieve the right consistency for this recipe. It may taste a little cheesecake-y; if you use this substitution, just call them Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
Equal Amounts of Cream Cheese and Sour Cream: Whip to desired consistency.
Ricotta Cheese and Heavy Cream: 1/4 lb. ricotta and 1/4 c. cream

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Contributed on: and modified on Friday February 17th, 2006